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NVRTX Artist Guide (Presented by NVIDIA)

Richard Cowgill  (RTX Unreal Engine Evangelist, NVIDIA)

Date: Thursday, July 22

Time: 10:50am - 11:20am

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass

Topic: Design

Format: Sponsored Session

Vault Recording: Not Recorded


In this talk, artists will learn about the NVIDIA RTX Unreal Engine Branch (NVRTX). The technologies covered are RTXDI, RTXGI, new denoisers like Relax, ray traced volumetrics and tools like the BVH viewer. The speaker will cover performance metrics and offer guidance on resolving some top issues. Examples will be shown, demonstrating how complex settings like a jungle and a museum can be built with NvRTX. Viewers will come away with a better understanding of how AAA real-time raytracing visuals are created.


You will learn what NVRTX has to offer and why you should use it for your projects.

Intended Audience

Artists, Designers, Content Creators for Ray Tracing in Unreal Engine